The people who are starting University this autumn across the nation were born in 1982/3.
They have no meaningful recollection of the Thatcher era.
They were prepubescent when the Gulf War started.
Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.
Their world has always included AIDS.
Atari's and Space Invaders predate them, as do vinyl albums and audio tapes.
The Compact Disc was released before they were one.
EVEN WORSE............

From their earliest years, a camera was something you used once and threw away.
A "Snickers" has always been a "Snickers"
As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 26 pence.
Few, if any, have lived without an answering machine.
Few have used a TV set without a remote control and they don't know they come in black and white.
They were born the year that Sony brought out the Walkman.
The expression "you sound like a broken record" means nothing to them.
YOU'RE PROBABLY AGED 23-33 IF.........

You wore a Kagoul
You remember Le Freak by Chic and Bad Manners' Can-Can.
At school, you and all your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play "1999" by Prince over and over again.
You dressed to emulate a person you saw in a Duran Duran, Madonna or Bruce Springsteen video.
There was nothing strange about Bert n' Ernie living together.
You learned to swim after seeing either the advert with Rolf Harris or the one with the fairy godmother and it was about the same time Jaws came out (and still carry the emotional scars to this day.)
You even wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing Queen" by yourself in your room.
The first time you ever kissed someone was at a dance during "Crazy for You" by Madonna.
You know who shot J.R. but have probably forgotten.
You remember which policeman you liked best in "Chips".
You remember when Terry Wogan was on TV everyday.
You could sing "99 Red Balloons" in English and in German.
Your jaw would ache by the time you finished those "brick-sized" packages of Bazooka gum.
You reckon Wagon wheels and Mars Bars used to be bigger.
You remember a 'Man's got to chew, what a Man's got to chew'.
You remember when there was no breakfast TV and when TV shut down at midnight, and when there was nothing on TV in the middle of the day except for that test card girl with the stupid clown and a blackboard.
You remember Farleys rusks tasting nice, but when you had one about 5 years ago they were bloody awful!!

You remember Now compilations that had the pig on the front cover
You never questioned why the A-Team was always imprisoned in places that had sufficient tools to build an armored tank.
Your lunch times were spent perfecting swan dives and backspins.
You know the theme tune and the names of all the actors and characters in Dallas & Dynasty.
You ever wished your hair/clothes/lifestyle resembled the above (or they actually did!).
You fell out with friends during heated arguments about the relative merits of Matt & Luke.
You owned, or wanted a "Frankie says..." T-shirt.
You have ever danced (or even worse cried) to Kylie & Jason.
Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.
You ever did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having your arms in the sleeves, and knew you looked like a super-hero.
You remember when the Aha video was the pinnacle of modern technology, and you can still sing all the words.
Parachuting Action man was your favourite toy.
(Girls) Your best party dress was either a ra-ra or puff-ballskirt.
(Boys) You ever owned a thin, black leather tie (and were proud of it), or worse it was patterned like a piano!
You wanted to be either Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.
You thought ABBA were cool, the first time round!
You tried to convince your Dad to fit a strip of red lights on the front of his Capri so it looked like KITT.
Remmington makes you think of something other than Shaving equipment.
You wouldn't say no to a milkshake
You've ever had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.
Not only did you wear luminous clothing, but they were mismatched fingerless gloves and towelling socks
When Yoda said There is another Skywalker you wished he was talking about you.
Wearing your hair like buns on the sides of your head seemed like a good fashion statement.
You remember when Betamax was at the cutting edge of technology
You hid behind the sofa whenever you heard the word Exterminate.
Vimto or Dandelion & Burdock ever featured in your diet.
You were really pleased when Pacman got a girlfriend.
You grew up believing that filing cabinets and telephone boxes possessed magical powers of transformation.
After ET, you wanted a Speak & Spell even though you were top of your class
Your new winter coat was best used to demonstrate that your wings were like a shield of steel.
You remember when PC had one meaning, rather than three.
(Girls) You owned a pair of Pixie Boots, generally worn with leg warmers!
(Boys) You owned a pair of pale grey slip-ons, generally worn with white toweling socks!
Shiny grey flecked suits.
You've rolled the sleeves of your suit jacket up
Long scarves, K9, and a time-travelling police box ring any bells.
Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy have ever featured on your Saturday afternoon
You wore legwarmers, tried to do the splits while jumping in the air, while singing you were going to live forever.
You were proud of your picture appearing in the Gallery, just before watching a lump of plasticene who couldn't speak English.
You fantasised about those girls from that Robert Palmer video.
You know all the words to Hey Mickey (well nobody knows past the first verse anyway).
You can remember what Quatro tasted like.
Your best mate had a soda stream at home and you were jealous.
The Yuppie next door caught you nicking the VW badge off his Golf Gti
You remember mobile phones that had briefcase size battery packs attached.
This is the killer: wait for it............
You cringed every time your parents reminisced about the popular culture of their youth!